Dahi Vada, or Dahi Bhalla Chaat, is soft lentil fritters that are deep fried and served with dahi, chutneys, and spices to make chaat! It's a delicious appetizer or a side dish to accompany a meal at parties or Indian festivals.
This chaat is served with a tablescape of other appetizers, or it can be served as a side dish in place of raita. It's especially popular for parties, or during festivals with other festival foods.
Lentils - For the lentils, use a 2-to-1 ratio of urad dal (split matpe beans without husk) to moong dal (split moong beans without husk). Some people also do 50-50 or 4-to-1 ratio. It really depends on your preference. My mother also sometimes does a cup of urad dal, ¼ cup of moong dal, and a ¼ cup of black eyed peas for larger batches.
cook Time: 4H 3o mins